Think hip-hop. Think The Muppets. Think scratching. Think 80s pop. You can only be thinking about DJ Yoda. DJ Yoda.
Think hip-hop. Think The Muppets. Think scratching. Think 80s pop. You can only be thinking about DJ Yoda. DJ Yoda (Duncan Beiny) is from London, England, and is probably the only guy out there playing the theme tune to “Cheers” in hip-hop clubs. And you can find him in the club (like 50 Cent) most nights per week – Yoda has travelled as far as Japan, USA, Canada, Sweden, Ireland and Australia to DJ with the likes of De La Soul, Gang Starr, Goldie, Roni Size, Pete Tong and the Scratch Perverts.
He won the DMC Scratch DJ category of the Diesel U Music Awards 2001, and was one of 6 nominees for best UK hip-hop DJ in UK Hip-Hop Awards. He has been voted 6th best DJ in the World in Hip Hop Connection's 2002 Reader's Poll.
As a key member of the Fat Lace crew, he has edited The Magazine for Ageing B-boys, but he also writes the DJ page for the UK's biggest hip-hop magazine - Hip Hop Connection. Yoda is also hip-hop correspondent for trendy style mags Sleaze Nation and The Face, and DJ magazine IDJ.
As well as being a resident at top London hip-hop clubs Spread Love, Step Up Front and The XFM All City Night, Yoda's DJ duties have also included judging the last three year’s DMC DJ World Finals.
His debut mix CD "How To Cut And Paste" (Antidote Records) was released to critical acclaim in October 2001, with favourable press ranging from Q Magazine to Maxim, The Times to Music Week and Ministry Magazine to Hip Hop Connection. It was Compilation of the Month in Jockey Slut magazine. He has also recorded mixes for XFM and Radio 1.
Selected discography DJ Yoda
DJ Yoda & HHC Present: A Taste Of The Paste - HHC Magazine
Fisticuts - Spine Magazine
How To Cut & Paste Vol.1 - Antidote
How To Cut & Paste Vol. 2 - Antidote
DJ Yoda's How To Cut & Paste 80's Edition - Antidote